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Woman hit and killed by truck in Sydney

A woman has been hit by a truck and killed in Sydney.

The woman, believed to aged in her 40s, was struck around 2.50am (AEDT) on Monday in the south west suburb of Bankstown.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Canterbury Road, but were unable to save the woman who had suffered serious injuries.

She died at the scene.

The 69-year-old truck driver was not injured, but he has been taken to Bankstown Hospital for mandatory testing.

Two kids and their grandparents killed in horror South Australia crash

UPDATE 6.20PM: Two young children and their two grandparents have been killed in a horrific crash between a truck and a car in South Australia.

The devastating accident happened on the Augusta Highway just south of the town of Crystal Brook, around 200km north of Adelaide, just after midday on Sunday.

Two little girls, aged just five and ten years old, were killed along with their grandmother and grandfather, aged 69 and 70, when the car they were in, which was towing a caravan, collided head-on with a truck at high speed.

Both the car and caravan were ripped apart upon impact, scattering debris across the highway and killing the four members of the same family instantly.

The driver of the truck was seriously injured and trapped in the wreckage for some time after his heavy vehicle flipped onto its side in the collision.

He was eventually freed and airlifted to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening head and leg injuries.

Three other passengers travelling in the truck escaped serious injury.

EARLIER 5.25PM: Four people are feared to have been killed in a horrific crash between a car and a truck in South Australia.

The two vehicles collided on the Augusta Highway near the intersection with Heaslip Road, south of the town of Crystal Brook, around 200km north of Adelaide just after 12.30pm on Sunday.

Photos of the horrific crash site uploaded to social media show scenes of complete devastation.

A man aged in his 40s, believed to have been the driver of the truck, was seriously injured and trapped in the wreckage for a short time before being released.

He has been flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment to serious head and leg injuries.

Another man and two women, believed to have also been aged in their 40s and travelling in the truck, escaped serious injury and have been taken to the Port Pirie Hospital for observation.

There are fears two adults and two children travelling inside the car have been killed.

Police are yet to release any details on the incident.

The highway remains closed with Major Crash Investigators still on the scene.

At least 75 dead, 200 injured after fire rips through Indian temple

Fireworks have sparked a ferocious fire which has ripped through a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala, killing at least 75 people and injuring more than 200.

Hundreds of people had gathered inside the Paravoor temple in Kollam city during a major festival when a stockpile of fireworks exploded around 3.30am local time Sunday.

According to NBC News, a spark during a fireworks display set fire to a separate batch of fireworks that had been stored inside the temple ahead of the Hindu new year festival this coming Thursday.

Flames reportedly engulfed the sacred building within minutes, trapping hundreds inside.

At least 75 people are feared to have burned to death, while more than 200 are said to have been injured, many of them seriously.

One dead, another injured after gunman opens fire on Sydney street

A gunman has opened fire near an auto wrecking business in Sydney’s south-west, killing one and injuring at least one other.

Police say they were called to reports of shots fired on Ilma Street in Condell Park, near Bankstown, at around 1pm.

In a statement released to media a short time ago, police said two males were shot and both presented themselves to hospital where one of them died shortly after arriving.

The second male remains is in an unknown condition. A crime scene has been set up on Ilma Street and a number of surrounding streets have been sealed off as forensic officers examine the area.

Police are urging witnesses to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 immediately.

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Worker killed in horror accident at recycling plant in Melbourne

A man has died in a horrific workplace accident at a recycling plant in Melbourne’s south-east.

Police said the man, aged in his 30s, was working near an industrial compactor at Dandenong South plant on Cahill Street when he was injured just after midday.

He suffered life-threatening injuries and died at the scene.

Police and WorkSafe Victoria are investigating.